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Motorcycle Ride Against Child Abuse and Domestic Violence


Society & Culture  (tags: society, Jimmy Bernardo Memorial Ride, Awareness, Child abuse, Domestic Violence, fundraising, humans, children, women, family, GoodNews )

Dee
- 468 days ago - news10.com
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Berkshire County motorcycle riders gathered in the city Sunday for the 18th Annual Jimmy Bernardo Memorial Ride in an effort to raise awareness and money for victims of child abuse and domestic violence.



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Dee C. (209)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:24 pm
Bikes left 1 North Street at 11 a.m. and ended their drive at Onota Lake Pavillion. Riders and community members then celebrated the event's efforts with live music, raffle drawings and beer.

All proceeds from the ride benefit Berkshire County Kids' Place & Violence Prevention Center Inc., an accredited program that provides intervention, prevention and treatment services for victims of child and domestic violence in Berkshire County.

The event is named after Jimmy Bernardo, who was abducted from an area movie theater in 1990. Shortly after, his body was discovered in Ithaca, NY. The Pittsfield Police arrested Louis Lent years later. Lent is now serving a life sentence.

 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:37 am
Noted! This cause is close to my heart....I abhor domestic violence.....thanks Dee.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:14 am
Very nice. Thanks Dee.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:00 pm
Bikers often get a bad rap ... and much publicity ... So glad this group is featured in a good light.

We need more good news reporting!
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:33 pm
These men, and possibly women, are to be commended. Bikers are humans and just because there are a few rotten apples in the barrel, we judge them all the same. That is wrong. 99% of the bikers are people with the biggest hearts. Thank you people and God Bless you.
 

Connie O. (42)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:15 pm
Wonderful to hear!
 

Audrey B. (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:53 pm
My husband and I are bikers, and you looking at us you would never believe that to be true. Yes there are some bad apples, but most of us are good. We do a lot of fundraising for numerous reasons. We enjoy it. And what better way of doing it, and gives us an excuse to all get together.
We will fundraise for many years to come, God helping us.

I just ask one thing. PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY, REMEMBER WE CANNOT STOP AS QUICKLY AS A CAR, SO PLEASE LEAVE US SPACE AND PLEASE DON'T CUT US OFF. PLEASE BE WATCHFUL WHETHER WE ARE INFRONT OF YOU, BEHIND YOU, OR ON THE SIDE OF YOU. THANK YOU
 

marie c. (168)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:19 pm
Great truly caring people
Thank you for posting Dee
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (276)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:56 pm
Wonderful
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:14 pm
Story noted.

Many HOG (Harley Owners Group) Chapters around the US and International + Independent Biker groups support charities of all kinds. Even the Hell's Angels do too. Our HOG Chapter supports Meals on Wheels for Senior Citizens.

Ty, Dee.
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Dee C. (209)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:38 pm
That is so true Jim..They really do a lot for many causes..Most I have met are just wonderful Souls..Good people with great hearts..

 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1:51 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Dale O. (191)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 8:57 pm
A most necessary campaign to bring more awareness to this issue.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 7:21 pm
Cool
 

Teresa Fazackerley (328)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 5:26 am
wonderful. thank you Dee
 
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